Senin, 24 Oktober 2011

PC Versus Mac Wars

is difficult to choose to start this war. Apple is the first in the provision of personal computers between the two. However, IBM is actually the first model designed for posao.Hardver is really not the driving force between the versions of personal computers, software. First, the operating system, then the application software. I know that PC stands for personal computer, but we will refer to the IBM / MS DOS / Windows PC as a PC for this article.

IBM guys really do not care about home users, where as Apple has been dedicated to this market. Software developers often worked both sides of the street and the war was on duty. Some programmers have developed programs for both sides, some stuck in your favorite choice. But the fight was back and forth, depending on the latest software and features. Then IBM decided to adopt the new operating system for IBM PC, and do not write their own. Enter Mr. Gates and Microsoft.

Apple made ​​some inroads into the business world, now known MAC 1984 commercial for the first Macintosh computer, which showed the heroine wearing red shorts and a T-shirt Apple running through the Orwellian world to throw the Sledgehammer pictures of Big Brother, involves representing IBM and computers. He quickly picked up as the winner for advertising and the Super Bowl.

And she began to define two separate markets and demografski.Kul side went for Apple computers, business suit guys went for the IBM PC. Lotus 123, the first major spreadsheet software business community to embrace the exploding world of computers.

apple quickly lost ground because the business world, bought computers, 100s, and not one by one as a consumer. Plus IBM is a big advantage of millions of terminals that could replace the PC. PC I now had access to mainframe applications and data local PC applications. However, Apple has gone after the specialty areas such as video and music and quickly became the computer of choice for entertainment and arts industries.

, then Windows 95 came out (there were earlier versions, but they were a joke). It is closely imitated by many Apple OS features with mice and windows for each application. Apple has gone nuts and filed lawsuits against Microsoft. But one small detail is that really brought the whole graphical interface with mouse invented by Douglas Engelbart Increasing Research Center, Stanford Research Institute and was patented by another 1964th

In any case, the war continues today with different but similar graphical operating systems and thinking. Apple and Microsoft still go after each other with a vengeance and many followers of both sides are dedicated to say the least. So, lets try an unbiased view of both PC and Mac PCs.

These are not personal opinions, I love both and I think everyone has their strong and weak points. No hate mail from both sides please. Opponent view points welcomed, but keep the emotional tirades to a minimum. I repair computers for a living and working on both. I am a lot more computer repair I'll admit, but some of that is due to the number of units out there.

Apple / Mac Pros: Very few security issues, viruses, malware, etc. The operating system is easier to learn for beginners (it's not me it is a study by an independent testing laboratory). You do not need to reboot the Mac, and there are few, if any boot problems when you do. Now you can run Windows on a Mac as well as on any computer. Multitouch technology (the ability to stretch, pinch, rotate, etc.). Long an active life, many endure and last 5 years.

Apple / Mac Cons: expensive, most Apple products get a premium price. It is not easily upgradeable, not many options. IMac series of screen / PC combo device so if it breaks, you have to replace both. Not much software, many software prices are higher.

Windows PC Pros: low price, many options. Huge selection of software, a lot of verticle specialty applications. The media, particularly as the TiVo service are much easier and more accessible. It is not proprietary in a way that keeps the competition. Universal use. Games perform better and are no longer available.

Windows PC Cons: The primary target for viruses and malicious programs, a lot of security issues. The learning curve of operating systems and software. Windows can often be killed because of both the backward compatibility issues, and open architecture. Many boot problems. Low fare to issues of quality control and high failure rates of components.

Two recent developments that have changed the landscape is something that Apple brought out the Mac Mini, which sells for under $ 1000 (and under depending on configuration), and now also run Windows (as fast as many PCs). Both of these factors bode well for the future of Apple.

, and Microsoft is taking a long awaited Windows 7, which is the release that Vista was supposed to return two years ago. I've played with Windows 7 and the good news is I do not see any of the compatibility issues of new Windows OS editions past.

In case you had not noticed, the strong side the weak points of others and obrnuto.Zatvoreni proprietary system eliminates many potential problems, but restrictions natjecanja.Otvorena architecture encourages competition, but it can create many problems. From the support side, enclosed is a good thing, go to the Wild West than any software problem can break the rules and operating system.

The user interfaces are highly personal and subjective area. Those who love the Mac interface Love Mac interface. And Windows has a large fan base too. I think it boils down to what each user is comfortable and if the software is available to accomplish their given tasks.

Any new users or even experienced users in the market for a new computer to try out the Mac and PC. Make a decision based on hands on experience and available software options to satisfy their daily needs. There really is no right or wrong decision, only one need to be based on what works for you.

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